Distance learning

The School of Business has over 25 years’ experience of delivering high quality, flexible distance learning courses.

Our flexible degrees, including our Leicester MBA, give you the freedom to study on your desktop, tablet or mobile within a structured and supportive framework.

Why study by flexible distance learning?

  • We are one of the UK's largest and most experienced providers of distance learning management and human resource management education
  • Our courses have been developed to benefit your personal and professional commitments
  • Our courses are designed with the professional in mind, helping you achieve your career goals
  • We offer a pathway to help you to take your studies from undergraduate to MBA/MSc to PhD
  • You’ll have access to the facilities and services available to our campus-based students
  • Our annual distance learning masterclass allows you to visit Leicester, network with fellow distance learning students and meet our academic team

Our courses

We offer distance learning courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Find a course to suit you...

Undergraduate courses

Diploma and BSc in Human Resource Management
Part-time | 19-44 months, by distance learning
This degree gives you the flexibility to work from home, so you don’t fall behind in your professional life. Whether you commit to the Diploma or the full BSc, you’ll gain a critical understanding of human resource management and training within organisations.

Postgraduate courses

The Leicester MBA
Part-time | 2.5-5 years, by distance learning
This is for you if... you want to be a global business leader. The Leicester MBA provides the knowledge, skills and internationally recognised qualification to advance your career in management.

Finance MSc
MSc, 2-2½ years, by distance learning
This is for you if... you want the flexibility of studying by distance learning whilst developing and enhancing your knowledge and skills in the areas of finance and financial management.

Marketing MSc
MSc, 2-2½ years, by distance learning
This is for you if... you want the flexibility of distance learning whilst gaining an advanced understanding of how markets work, increasing your effectiveness as a marketing professional or enabling you to continue on to further academic study or research.

Human Resource Management and Training MSc
MSc, 2 years, by distance learning
This Masters in HR management and training gives you the flexibility to work from home, so you don’t fall behind in your professional life. We’ll show you how to help organisations and employees progress – at both a national and international level.

Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc
MSc, 2 years, by distance learning
For businesses, communities and nations, the worst can strike at any time. Drawing on risk, crisis and disaster management theories and processes, this degree shows you how to tackle real-world problems in your professional life.

Short CPD courses

Defending Your Organisation Against Fraud and Corruption
12 weeks, by distance learning
This is for you if... you want take a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course which covers how fraud and corruption affect us all and how they can be tackled within an organisation.

Leadership
12 weeks, by distance learning
This is for you if... you want to do a CPD course in leadership which covers what lies at the heart of leadership; the ability to influence others and create positive change.

Business Partnering
12 weeks
This is for you if... you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge to be an effective business partner.

Reflective Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Two-day taught course

Research courses

Doctorate in Social Science (DSocSci)
48-72 months, by distance learning

PhD
4-7 years, by distance learning